This is by no means an exhaustive list, but this may help you get started creating your own resource list. Don't forget to make your own playlists on Youtube.com of favorite songs and videos related to your curriculum! Here are some examples of my own: Basic Skills for Young Learners Life Cycles for Young Learners
Learning Resource Websites for Teachers Crossword Puzzles for ESL Students: Online crossword puzzles for students to test their knowledge of common words and themed vocabulary. Dafont.com: Download interesting and theme specific fonts to make your hand-outs more exciting and to use with students creative works. Document Readability Test: This online readability test is very helpful for teachers who create their own content or who are worried about the level of text they use in their classrooms. Just copy and paste your content and get a summary of words, sentences, etc. and scores on 6 reading indices. Education Oasis Graphic Organizers: A plethora of free graphic organizers for use in your classroom. English Club: A site with lots of resources for teachers and students. ESL Base: Free sign-up and then you can download PDF files of games and worksheets. Graphic Organizers at Education Oasis: Convenient download ready graphic organizers for teachers on the go. Icebreakers: 40 icebreakers that are easily adapted for the language classroom. Lanternfish: This website has great, free printable activities for use in the language classroom, including many information gap and game activities. It also allows for downloading into word, which is nice because it means you can adapt the activities. Raz-Kids: Free, printable color or black and white leveled readers Reading A-Z: Not all free, but there are some free samples, printable leveled readers Many Things.org: There are many things, but, it's easy to use. MES English: Free games and other printable activities for the classroom with a variety of language and vocabulary focus. My students enjoy playing English baseball and soccer to review language. Also good for birthday and holiday card print outs. Newsela: A great website recently shared by our Librarian. Real news articles that allow teachers to differentiate by reading level. Pronunciation American English Pronunciation: Audio files and diagrams of mouth and tongue position for various sounds of English. SmartExchange: A website with prepared SmartBoard lessons for download. Vocabulary Building: A good list of prefixes and suffixes, and their meanings and words that contain them. Wordle: Create word clouds to visually represent text or students' voices.
Learning Resource Websites for Students Young Learners BrainPop: A popular site filled with engaging games, animated movies, quizzes, etc. on a variety of educational topics Dance Mat Typing: Suitable for younger or older learners, learning to type on an English keyboard Discover! Simulations: Interactive science content with pictures and narration International Children's Digital Library: Find picture books and other books in different languages that can be read online National Geographic Kids: Many reading resources, visuals and games about the world we live in One More Story: Audio library of pictures books PBS Kids: Games, stories and more Starfall: Basic literacy skills work Storybooks Online: This website has free pictures books you can read online for various ages Storyline Online: Story books read aloud by famous people Older Learners American English Pronunciation Practice on ManyThings.org: Great place to do some listening and pronunciation practice with minimal pairs (i.e. lake vs. rake). AudioEnglish.net: This is a great website with some free content for listening to pronunciation for beginners. Bio. True Story: A website full of biographies of current and historic figures for advanced learners. BBC English offers a variety of learning materials and learning pages that contain articles and audio geared towards English language learners. I like the "Words in the News" page that has short articles defining key words and accompanying audio. Breaking News English: A free website for high-intermediate to advanced learners offering reading and listening activities on recent news. Busuu.com: A social network for language learners, connect with other English speakers and learners to practice you English. Daily ESL: This website has readings with audio organized by topic. Very easy to use! Elllo: English listening with scripts and vocabulary help. There are interviews on different, current topics, and the speakers have different accents. English Central: Recently discovered this site. It's a great free resource. Tons of videos on all different topics and at all different levels, with subtitles, cloze exercises, and a recording your own voice feature. English-Test.net: Many practice tests for English proficiency tests including TOEIC and TOEFL. Listen a Minute: Free listening website with audio on numerous topics, and follow-up activities. Manga Here: Read popular manga in English! Randall's ESL Listening Lab: Lots of audio on various topics at various levels. TED.com: "Ideas Worth Sharing" is the motto for the website bank of video recording by professionals and novices in many fields, in English with subtitles in many languages. What's not to love?
Professional Development Links An A-Z of ELT: Scott Thornbury's engaging blog Colorín Colorado: A U.S. national website dedicated to serving educators and families of ELLs Education Week: Great online news site for teachers, with tons of great articles and resources for the reflective teacher. Edutopia: Great website with a focus on general education, but tons of great tips and resources for the classroom. ELT Calendar: Professional development conferences in Asia JALT: The Japan Association of English Teaching Website New American Horizons Foundation: A great selection of adult ESL professional development videos. NNETESOL: Northern New England TESOL Professional Development Videos: Link to a playlist I've created with interesting talks by professionals in our field. Teaching Channel: Inspirational videos where teachers' model and discuss activities and strategies used with English language learners. TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages